2001 Ford Ranger Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Ford Ranger
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2001 Ford Ranger ProblemsEngine Buck/Misfire at Freeway Speeds
The engine may misfire and/or buck while driving at freeway speeds with no fault code stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). This can be caused by an intermittent fault with the camshaft synchronizer assembly. This condition can be diagnosed by monitoring knock sensor data as per Ford service bulletin #05-22-12. Replacement of the synchronizer assembly will be required to correct this concern.
Bogging, hesitation or stalling may be experienced during moderate to heavy acceleration. This can be caused by a failing of many sensors or modules in the fuel injection system. It is recommended to have an experienced shop perform diagnosis to find the root of the problem.
The synchronizer shaft for the camshaft position sensor can cause a loud squeak or chirping noise due to failure of the upper bushing. The noise may be erratic and is usually present when the engine is warm.
2001 Ford Ranger QuestionsHeater fan doesn't work. Replaced 10 amp fuse , blower relay,blower motor,dash s (1 answer)
dash switch and switch out under the hood relays. Seems no power to anything when checked with a test light.
6 ft super cab